Tuesday, 27 September 2011

We went to Upminster Windmill on the train. The weather was rainy to start with and then it was a bit sunny. When we got there we split up into 2 groups. The first group went inside the windmill while the rest of the class walked around the outside of the windmill. The stairs were very steep and we had to come down them backwards! Mr G Grant taught us how to draw the windmill very quickly. Then we went to the library to see Mrs Grant. She showed us the picture on the wall of the library and she talked about it. Then she read us a story. After that we went to the church hall and had our lunch. When we had finished our lunch we went into St Laurence Church. In the church we looked for the 13 mice (not real ones!) and different objects. Then Deborah showed us the things people wear when they are helping in church and she allowed some of us to try them on. We had lots of fun and we also learnt lots of interesting facts.

By 3AW and Mrs Wiggins

Friday, 16 September 2011

Cooking With a Master Chef

In the summer holidays pupils from Year 4 and 6 Cooking Club met with Mrs Perry at Barleylands for a cooking demonstration with master chef Paul Gayler from the Lanesborough hotel. The children made delicious healthy pasta salad and decorated cup cakes with icing, sprinkles and fancy sugar work. They did a fantastic job and were very grateful for the opportunity to improve their culinary skills with the help of a top chef. A big thank you to Mr Gayler and his helpers for a very enjoyable masterclass.

Friday, 9 September 2011

An Exciting Year Ahead

No one can deny that the beginning of a new school year can be an anxious time. However, with the first few days under their belts all the pupils (and staff) at Hacton Primary School have settled into their new classes and have become acquainted with their new year groups. With exciting activities and trips planned, the year ahead beckons and we now look forward to welcoming the new children in Reception classes from Monday.